Amrit Wilson is a writer and activist on issues of race and gender in Britain and South Asian politics. She was a founder member of Awaz, the first Asian feminist collective in the UK and an active member of the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent (OWAAD). Between 2000 and 2014, she was chair of Imkaan, a national network of Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee women's refuges and services for women facing violence. Currently she is a member of South Asia Solidarity Group. Her books include Finding a Voice: Asian Women in Britain (Virago, 1978) which won the Martin Luther King Award and has been republished in an extended form in 2018 by Daraja Books and Dreams Questions Struggles: South Asian Women in Britain (London: Pluto Press, 2006).
Published in: openDemocracyUK: OpinionWhy feminists should support the struggle for prison and police abolition
Prisons and police don’t protect women – particularly women of colour – from male violence. In fact they expose them...
Published in: Shine A LightFor Joshua, racism and austerity carved a channel from autism to prison
A young black child’s experience reflects Britain’s reckless betrayal of children.
Published in: openDemocracyUKRotherham: the silencing of Muslim voices
Amrit Wilson challenges the dominant narratives about Rotherham and child sexual exploitation – and asks who is...
Published in: openDemocracyUKWhy is the UK government wheeling back on legislation against caste discrimination?
Appeasing votebanks of the Hindu right, instead of legislation, a consultation has been launched which serves to...
Published in: 50.50On India’s Republic Day, we must remember Kunan Poshpora
As the Kunan Poshpora mass rape hearings continue, we talk to the co-author of a book which seeks to remember the...
Published in: Shine A LightBlack deaths: still fighting for justice in the UK
Ken Fero's award-winning films about black deaths at the hands of the police in Britain record the continuing...